West Chester, Pennsylvania Print
Joined the AARP Age-Friendly Network:
Lead Agency: Borough of West Chester and West Chester University
Action Plan Download
West Chester heavily relies on community outreach for its action plan. Collaborating with AARP, the action plan expands on health services, civic engagement through promotions, and new learning opportunities for older adults. The West Chester action plan also commits to enhancing the Meals on Wheels program to directly service their aging population, as well as expand their food bank. Additionally, the plan looks to expand an innovative iLearn program, which partners undergraduates with an older adult resident for mentoring and research to both study and better combat ageism in society.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesExpand services offered in senior center memberships, including access to weekly hearing clinics, free health screenings and foreign language lessons.
Social ParticipationCombat societal ageism through an iLearn program that matches undergraduates with older adult residents for mentoring and research.